Honorary Consul for South Africa Congratulates South African Performers on Participation in World Event Young Artists 2012

Honorary Consul for South Africa Congratulates South African Performers on Participation in World Event Young Artists 2012

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Honorary Consul for South Africa
Congratulates South African Performers on
Participation in World Event Young Artists 2012
PR Newswire
NOTTINGHAM, England, September 14, 2012
NOTTINGHAM, England
,
September 14, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Avi Lasarow, Honorary Consul for
South Africa
for the
Midlands
region,
congratulated two South African groups on their outstanding contribution to the
arts on Friday after acapella group Medu and traditional South African dance
troop Usuthu delivered performances at the World Event for Young Artists
(WEYA) festival in
Nottingham
.
A representative of the Honorary Consul's office, Sarah Nash, was also in
attendance to present the performers with original lace designs from the
Fewkes lace factory in
Nottingham
, a nod towards the city's lace heritage.
Avi Lasarow said "It is so encouraging to see so many young artists in
Nottingham
from
South Africa
and around the world gathered together to
engage in a multi-cultural exchange of art and ideas. I am delighted that Medu
and Usuthu were there to start the festival and to showcase the wealth of South
African talent".
World Event Young Artists is welcoming 1000 artists aged 18 to 30 from 100
nations to
Nottingham
over the next month to take part in a festival of cultural
dialogue and artistic exchange. The WEYA festival also holds further
importance as it marks the finale of the Cultural Olympiad in the
East Midlands
.
World Event Young Artists (WEYA) launches on 7 September and will run until
16 September.
Contact:
Sarah Nash
Office of the Honorary Consul for
South Africa
T: +44-(0)20-7367-5141